North, Illa Mae, Burt, Michigan

Loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother passed away on Saturday, December 31, 2011 at home. Age 80 years. The daughter of the late Eli Wilson and Lawrence and Blanche (Shepherd) Lutz was born on July 14, 1931 in Saginaw. She married William North on January 22, 1949; he predeceased her in 2004. She worked for Tony's for over 35 years. She was a member of the Salvation Army Church of Saginaw. Illa enjoyed spending time with her family. Surviving are her children; Anita (Hugh) Donley, Vickie Wise, Lawrence (Brenda) North, Joseph North, Wendy North, 13 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings; Irene Zimmerman, Immanuel Wilson, Albert Wilson, Olive Snyder, Clara Wilson, Edith Watson, and Ray Watson. The funeral service will take place on Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at W. L. Case and Company Funeral Chapel, 409 Adams St. Friends may visit at the funeral chapel on Wednesday from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the wishes of the family.